ROCHESTER POLICE PATROL: Plenty of Threats with Little Action, Luckily


Rochester & Rochester Hills Gazette

DIGITAL THREAT JUMPS STATE BORDERS – The Sheriff’s Office Command Desk received a telephone call from a Pennsylvania State Constable who stated that he had received a threatening message from a female on a social media page that he monitors as part of his duties. The PA State Constable advised that he monitors an anti-bulling social media chat room. This evening he received a message from a female claiming that she wanted to kill her brother and kill members of Law Enforcement. The female claimed to reside on Gerst Rd. in Addison Township. The female sent a picture of herself with a rifle propped against a wall in the photos background. Deputies were sent to the address to check the welfare of the suspect’s family and to make contact with the suspect. Deputies made contact with the suspect and her relatives at the residence. The suspect admitted that she had contacted the social media chat room and made threats to kill her brother and Police Officers. The suspect also stated that she was suicidal. The suspect was interviewed and afterward was transported by Deputies to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Pontiac where she was petitioned for a 72 hour psychiatric evaluation. The investigation continues and will be presented to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office upon completion. All weapons in the home are now secured in a safe.

MORE SCHOOL THREATS, NO SURPRISE – Deputies responded to the Everest Academy located in the 5900 block of Clarkston Road for a possible threats report. A student’s parent came to the school to speak with the principal regarding a threat that another one of the students had made. The parent advised the principal that this student had produced a “Kill List” and his daughters name was on it. The parent stated that his daughter informed him of the list and said it was at least a month old. School administrators called the Sheriff’s Office to file a report and to make the local authorities aware that they had a 12 year old student that had written down some names in a book that looked like a “Kill List”. The parents and or guardians of the children who were on the list are being advised of the incident. The school principal stated that he had spoken to the child and she told them that the list was a joke and it was made a long time ago. School Administrators believe that the threat is not credible, but that administrators are following school policy by expelling the student permanently.

STRANGE ENCOUNTER TURNS VIOLENT – Deputies responded to the 700 block of Whittemore Street on the report of a male shooting victim found lying in the parking lot of the Spring Lake Apartment Complex. Upon arrival, Deputies found that the victim had suffered a single gunshot wound to his right leg. The victim stated that he was in the parking lot when an unknown male approached him and offered to sell him marijuana. The victim stated that he was offended by the proposition and that he and the unknown male began to fight. The unknown male produced a firearm and shot him in the leg. While speaking with the victim, Deputies were advised that a second male had called the Sheriff’s Communications Center to report that someone had just attempted to rob him. Deputies made contact with the caller who stated that he went to the Spring Lake Apartments to sell someone marijuana. The male stated that when he arrived an unknown subject, who matched the description of the shooting victim, produced a pistol and attempted to rob him. The male stated that there was a struggle over the pistol and the assailant was shot in the leg. The caller stated that he took the pistol from the male and threw it into the courtyard before fleeing the scene on foot. Deputies located two spent 9mm shell casings lying on the ground where the incident occurred. Detectives determined that the subject who had claimed to be the victim was the responsible in the shooting. While being treated for his gunshot wound at McLaren-Oakland Hospital, he was placed under arrest for Armed Robbery. It is unknown at this time if the suspect in the robbery was shot on purpose or during the struggle for the gun.

COMMERCIAL B&E – Deputies responded to the 2000 block of Highland Rd. at a Party Store for an intrusion alarm called in by the alarm company. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered that front door had been forced open allowing access to the business. Deputies cleared the interior and discovered that someone may have attempted to remove the ATM from the building. The business owner responded to the scene and advised that nothing appears to have been taken and that the ATM was secured to the floor. An OCSO Evidence Technician responded to process the scene. Surveillance footage shows that a single suspect attempted to remove the ATM by using a wheeled dolly. Deputies were unable to download the video and it will be made available by the owner on Monday. When he discovered that the ATM was anchored to the floor, the suspect fled the scene. Detectives were notified and will be continuing with the investigation and it appears to be the same suspect at the Pine Ridge Market.

Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes, please call the Rochester Police Department at 248-651-9621 or the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, 248-858-4951.